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Is my skin purging or breaking out?

05.10.19 04:11 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Ever tried a new skincare product and had your face explode in pimples? Some sales associates will tell you that your skin is 'purging' all the bad clogs deep within the pore, but not all products purge the skin — some just cause reactive breakouts.

Here's how you can tell the difference.

What is pur...

Facial exfoliation: how much is too much?

21.09.19 06:25 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

When it comes to glowing skin, it's clear that facial exfoliation is key. What's not so clear is how often we should exfoliate for best results. Read on to find out how to develop the best routine for your skin.

Glowing skin is healthy skin, and healthy skin has a literal barrier to keep moisture ins...

Foot care for summer: keep your feet summer sandal ready

07.09.19 06:24 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Winter is over and it's time to put away the cosy socks, warm boots and chic booties. It's the season for sandals, flip flops and walking barefoot on the beach -- but these summer-time activities can wreak havoc on your feet. Here are our foot care tips for keeping your feet soft and comfortable for...

Ingredient Spotlight | Jojoba Oil for Hair & Skin

31.08.19 06:44 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Everyone's heard of jojoba oil -- it's everywhere in almost every product for hair and skin. But why is jojoba oil considered a classic for hair and skin treatments?

This natural ingredient has multiple benefits and chock-full of nourishing nutrients to kickstart a healthy self-care routine.

Jojoba oi...

The best ways to wash and prep your hair before your salon appointment

16.08.19 12:12 PM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Should you wash your hair before a salon appointment? What about treatments and masks?

Preparing for a visit to the hair salon sounds crazy. After all, isn't it part of your hairdresser's job to wash and treat your hair?

We're not saying that you have to waltz into the salon with a fancy updo and do...

Ingredient Spotlight: CoQ10 (ubiquinone)

24.07.19 04:37 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is an antioxidant naturally made by the body to neutralise free radicals in cells. As we age, we make less CoQ10, which makes our skin more vulnerable to damage. Luckily, skincare with CoQ10 (in the form of ubiquinone) can help our skin fight free radicals generated by UV expos...

Myth busted: you're never too young to start skincare

10.07.19 03:50 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

While some ingredients are too potent or irritating for young skin, all skin can do with a little bit of TLC from soothing, nurturing skincare products.

Many of us start thinking about skincare in our teens and early 20s — there are few skincare addicts that wish they hadn't started earlier.

We're fa...

Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

29.06.19 07:06 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)

If you have dry skin, you'll be familiar with shea butter, one of nature's ultra-moisturising ingredients. It comes from the seeds of the African shea tree, and is so soft that, like regular butter, it melts at body temperature, leaving the skin extremely smooth.

Thanks to its other special properti...

Stretch Marks: Tips, tricks and how to treat them

15.06.19 12:18 PM By Natalie - Comment(s)

Unlike acne or wrinkles, stretch marks can be difficult to treat.

Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched too quickly, creating scarring — usually due to pregnancy, puberty, medical conditions and/or rapid weight gain.

New or recent marks appear as flattened areas of the skin with a pink-red h...

Ingredient Spotlight | Hyaluronic Acid

26.05.19 11:58 AM By Natalie - Comment(s)
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating superstar, and unlike other trendy skincare ingredients, it's here to stay. It's a staple in any well-rounded skincare routine and boosts the hydration power of a formulation. Here's why hyaluronic acid is so popular and how you can use it to maximise its benefits.

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